Tomorrow’s slate of games only feature one top 25 match up, so tomorrow will be an upset watch day, and there could be plenty of them.
Today is March 1st, which means one of the best months in sports has begun, and the NCAA Tournament is right around the corner. Here are three games to watch this weekend.
Kentucky at Tennessee
The match up of the weekend easily and maybe the year. Two top 10 ten teams playing for a possible #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. After getting embarrassed, 86-69, in Rupp Arena in mid-February, and getting shoved out of the top spot, Tennessee is looking for redemption against the Cats.
Tennessee is a 2.5 point favorite, which seems right.
If Kentucky wins the game, they most likely get a #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament and could easily get a #1 seed in the SEC Tournament. If Tennessee wins, this match up is tied at 1-1, with a possible rematch coming in the SEC Tournament. The Vols also need to prove themselves after struggling in the past few games. With a win, Tennessee should secure a #2 seed in the SEC Tournament and a #2 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
Michigan State at Indiana
The Hoosiers have been struggling mightily, being 14-14, and are tied for the 3rd to last spot in the Big 10.
The Spartans are also looking for revenge after losing at home to the Hoosiers, in a very ugly game. Since losing to the Hoosiers, the Spartans have rattled off six straight wins, including two big road wins against Wisconsin and Michigan.
If Indiana wins, they pull of a big upset and keep there glimmer of hope alive for the NCAA Tournament, and it’s also a terrible loss for Michigan State. If the Spartans win, they have won a game they should win.
UCF at Houston
These two teams played in early February, and Houston won 77-68. Houston is sitting very quietly at #8 in the rankings, mostly because they have played two ranked teams all year. I have watched a few of Houston’s games and if they get a good draw, could make a deep run in the NCAA Tournament.
For UCF, they are currently “On The Bubble” according to Joe Lunardi. If the Knights could pull of the upset, it would really boost their tournament resume.
If Houston wins, they extend their winning streak to 13 games and will solidify a high seed in the NCAA Tournament.